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The Italian-American Festival Foundation Inc. of Stark County will award $8,000 in college scholarships for the 2017 academic year. Applicants must be of Italian American heritage and a 2017 graduate of a Stark County high school. Scholarships are awarded on a basis of need, scholastic ability, extra-curricular involvement and character. Scholarshi...

Sons of Italy, Merrillville Lodge 1220, presented its annual scholarships to three outstanding high school seniors recently at a banquet at The Patio Restaurant. This year's recipients are Elisa Meyer, Jasmine Wissinger and Austin Qualizza.   Scholarship donors are the Rendina brothers of Rendina Funeral Home. In the past 32 years, the Merr...

The Etruscans were a powerful clan with an alien tongue and strange customs. They emerged in what is now central Italy sometime around the 6th century BC. And no one is more obsessed with the Etruscans than the Italians themselves.   "I think that 90 percent of [Italian] taxi drivers can tell you something about the Etruscans," quips Fr...

Since 2010, Dr. Simonini has been Assistant Professor of Italian at Youngstown State University (YSU). She is a frequent writer and conference presenter on Italian American Studies. Recently, she assumed the position of editor of the journal Italian Americana, whose most recent issue will be published by YSU.   LG: It's a real pleasure to he...

Italian will be part of the curriculum of study in the L'Anse Creuse Public Schools this coming Fall. The five courses of Italian language will be part of the curriculum at L'Anse Creuse High and L'Anse Creuse High School-North with an enrollment of nearly 130 students. A multi-year Memorandum of Understanding between the Foundation N.O.I. (Nuovi...

Andrea Ciccarelli has been named dean of the Hutton Honors College at Indiana University Bloomington. He is professor of Italian and chair of the Department of French and Italian in the College of Arts and Sciences.   IU Bloomington Provost and Executive Vice President Lauren Robel announced the appointment today. It will take effect July 1,...

by Megan Wenzl   On the Italian countryside, outside the city of Turin, nine Girl Scouts from the Muskegon area slept inside a convent. The Girl Scouts, all from Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore, were the first Americans to sleep inside the convent.   Sleeping on rolled-out mats, the girls were locked inside the convent fro...

by Dominic Candeloro   As you might have read in the Fra Noi, our project has achieved the $500,000 mark that triggered a match by the Loyola University Chicago. I am absolutely delighted that we have launched this permanent project that will preserve and promote the history and culture of Italians in the US. We are now in phase II of the pr...

Currently, Youngstown State University has 26 students who have the Wolves Club of Youngstown to thank for four-year scholarships that have provided for their education. More than 200 other students have attended or graduated from YSU since 1995 with the help of Wolves Club scholarships.   The Wolves began in 1953 as a social organization of...

French & Italian: Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor (possible multiple positions) in Italian to teach Italian language and literature courses; advise students; contribute to intellectual environment of department; contribute minor departmental service.   Required: PhD or equivalent by date of appointment (for appointment as Visitin...

by Morgan Searles   Sandro Corso, responsabile scuole (director of education) of the Consulate General of Italy in Chicago, brought a little of Elmhurst Academy's Italian heritage to life when he visited the school on Sept. 29. During the visit, students explored images of famous sites, posed inquiries based on their Italian studies and were...

Si terrà domenica 5 maggio p.v. presso l'Italian American Banquet Center of Livonia, il 'Concert of the Finalists', sponsorizzato dal Verdi Opera Theater of Michigan, in cooperazione con l'Italian American Club of Livonia e l'Italian American Club of Livonia Charitable Foundation. Il concerto sarà la 19ma competizione annuale di canzoni italiane e...